Dolores Becker

by | May 15, 2015 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Dolores Becker, 82, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Friday, April 24, at Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital. She was born on October 4, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pa., daughter of the late George and Faye Jaffee.

She was a dedicated Navy wife for 24 years and steadfastly held her family together while nurturing her three sons in the absence of their father. She was a founding member of Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach and successfully ran the temple gift shop for over 10 years. She was known for her artistic talent, and many of her paintings still adorn her home. Her boys were blessed to have a mother who could cook and bake with finesse, and she graciously passed those skills on to all three sons. In her youth she was an accomplished tap dancer and actually met her husband, Alvin, on a USO bus. She will be remembered and cherished for her love of family, her integrity and her appreciation for artistic endeavors.

She is survived by her son, Charles Becker and his wife Catherine; her son, Larry Becker and his wife Letitia; her son, Arthur Becker and his wife Donna; her brother Mitchell Jaffee; eight grandchildren, Jack Becker, Ross Becker, Gretchen Ulrich, George R. Ulrich, III , Joseph Becker, Sarah Becker, Linda Hart and Jonathan Hart; seven great-grandchildren, Crysta Becker, Alia Becker, Griffin Becker, Madelen Falardeau, Renae Ulrich, Haydyn Ulrich and Lailani Hart.

A memorial gathering was held at Congregation Beth Chaverim with Rabbi Israel Zoberman officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Beth Chaverim. Condolences may be offered to the family at